Sean Raggett has become an integral part of the Blues back-line in recent weeks.
The summer signing is part of a defence that currently holders the second best defensive record in League One.
It comes after a shaky start to his Fratton career that saw the Norwich loanee briefly omitted from the matchday squad.
Ragett did not let that get to him, however, and will hope to repel the forward line of former club Lincoln this evening.
“I came here and didn’t have the best start, but am confident in my own ability and knew that I could improve,” he says in the official matchday magazine for tonight’s clash
“I’m still not at the level I want to reach, but I’m getting there and happy to be playing in the team. It was just about getting my head down and working hard after being out for a long time.
"I came here and didn’t have the best start, but am confident in my own ability and knew that I could improve."
“You’re not going to have everything go perfectly for you and just have to deal with that. I’m a mentally strong person and can handle it if a bit of stick comes my way.
“Those Bolton and Doncaster games recently were the first time I had played in back-to-back league fixtures since August of last year, but it felt good.”
To read the full interview – where Raggett also talks about his missing tooth and playing for tonight’s opponents – pick up your copy of the magazine from programme sellers around the ground.
Also in issue 10, Tom Naylor reveals his bests and worsts, while Jack Whatmough selects his dream dinner party guests.
We take an extensive look at Lincoln, while there are exclusive columns from chief executive Mark Catlin, manager Kenny Jackett, skipper Naylor and broadcaster Ian Darke.
All this and much, much more can be found in a packed 84 pages, with the programme priced just £3.